Eastern Conference Injury Updates
Conor Ryan: Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy on defenseman Charlie McAvoy: “I don’t believe there’s anything more (than a cut). … First thing you’re worried about is a concussion, obviously. But I think it was just a cut. … I’m gonna assume that’s the worst of the damage.”
Not good. McAvoy tries to break up a shorthanded chance, and hits his head off the post.
He skated off his own, but went right down the tunnel. pic.twitter.com/mFBFL2mMyw
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 5, 2019
John Lu: Coach Julien said that Kotkaniemi had been dealing with the groin issue before it flared up last Wednesday. They are being cautious and put him on the IR.
Leddy is likely another game away from returning. There is no timetable for either Eberle or Komarov. Komarov was on the ice before practice yesterday.
Arthur Staple: Eberle practice yesterday with a no-contact jersey.
Matt Vensel: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said that defenseman Kris Letang has a lower-body injury and was being evaluated after the game. Sullivan wouldn’t discuss what it would mean if it were a long-term injury.
Dave McCarthy: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman is practicing at full speed, feels really good and continues to say he’s real close to returning. He hasn’t played yet this year after having ACL surgery.